Progressive death metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE release new video for 'The Fractured One'

Tuesday 18th November, 2014

Fast-rising progressive death metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE are pleased to announce the new video for the technically brutal The Fractured One. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut LP The Wreckage of Stars, described by Metal Hammer as "full-on sledgehammer brutality... pretty impressive for a band that's been around for just two years."

Watch the video for The Fractured One:

Perhaps the strongest new album from the strongest new outfit you shall hear all year, The Wreckage of Stars is the next step in the whirlwind musical journey Pennsylvanian band.

Following on from the critically acclaimed underground success of the band’s debut four-track concept EP Song of the Crippled Bull, the band secured a coveted spot on the renowned Metal Alliance Tour alongside the legendary Goatwhore and Behemoth. Since then, Black Crown Initiate have gone on to tour with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rivers of Nihil, all the while honing their musical blueprint.

Highly recommended for any fans of progressive metal, The Wreckage of Stars is the album to set Black Crown Initiate on what promises to be a long and highly fulfilling journey.

Deadly Circus Fire reveal video for new track 'House Of Plagues' 12 days left of PledgeMusic campaign, last chance to hear the new record in advance!

Thursday 13th November, 2014

Prog metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE have revealed the video for their brand new track House Of Plagues. The song is taken from the quartet's forthcoming crowdfunded sophomore album; details of which can be found below.

Check out the video for House Of Plagues:

Deadly Circus Fire have been working relentlessly on their second studio album which will be released in the new year, crowdfunded through PledgeMusic. The band are very close to reaching the target with just under 2 weeks left of the campaign, and with tonnes of exclusive offers including signed albums, handwritten lyric sheets and access to band rehearsals there's plenty to choose from. All pledgers will also get exclusive access to the album, so get in there quick to hear the record in advance of its official release. On top of this, 10% of the funds raised after the target is hit will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust; even more of a reason to get involved in this fantastic campaign.

Citing Tool, Mastodon and Deftones as influences, the band's debut album The King and the Bishop received critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine and more. Since then, Deadly Circus Fire have gone onto make appearances at Hammerfest, Bloodstock and Camden Rocks Festival.

Find out more:

Deadly Circus Fire website
Deadly Circus Fire Facebook
Deadly Circus Fire Twitter
Deadly Circus Fire YouTube

Hacktivist ‘Deceive & Defy’ - New single and video released ahead of UK headline tour

Wednesday 12th November, 2014

Milton Keynes-based tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid HACKTIVIST have released their brand new single and video, Deceive & Defy.

Check out the video here:

Released as a download on their own Wake To Reality label, Deceive & Defy follows the False Idols single released this summer to coincide with their main stage slot at Reading & Leeds Festivals. Featuring guest vocals from Charlie Holmes of Heart In Hand, Deceive & Defy is the latest track to emerge from the current ongoing sessions for the band’s debut full-length album.

The track is available from iTunes as well as all other digital retailers and streaming services.

Following successful support dates in 2014 with Korn and Limp Bizkit, and a busy festival season, the band are out to lay waste to UK stages across November / December as they head out on a headline tour with Dead Harts and The One Hundred in support.

See Hacktivist live at one of the following dates:


FRI 14 - MILTON KEYNES - Crauford Arms
SUN 16 - NORWICH - Open
MON 17 - HULL - Fruit
TUE 18 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
WED 19 - PRESTON - 53 Degrees
THUR 20 - EDINBURGH - Electric Circus
FRI 21 - ABERDEEN - Tunnels
SAT 22 - GLASGOW - King Tuts
MON 24 - LIVERPOOL - Kazimier
TUE 25 - CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 26 - SWANSEA - Sin City
THUR 27 - EXETER - Cavern
FRI 28 - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
SAT 29 - BRIGHTON - Audio


TUE 02 - BRISTOL - Exchange
WED 03 - BIRMINGHAM - Institute Temple
THUR 04 - MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
FRI 05 - LEEDS - Cockpit
SUN 07 - SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
MON 08 - GUILDFORD - Boiler Rooms
TUE 09 - SOUTHEND - Chinnery’s
THUR 11 - LONDON - Islington Academy

Critically acclaimed alt-rockers THE INSIDE IS LIVE announce December debut headline mini-tour

Wednesday 12th November, 2014

Exciting young alt-rock/metallers THE INSIDE IS LIVE are proud to announce their debut headline UK mini-tour, set to travel in December 2014.

Sometimes, when everything seems like it's all gone to shit, there's no better cure than an epic singalong, something which The Inside Is Live provide in bucketfuls. Playing in support of their critically acclaimed debut album The Great Brand New (4/5 Hit The Floor; 4/5 Stereoboard), The Inside Is Live serve up a tasty combination of thunderously hairy guitar riffs, anthemic choruses, and vocals gravelly enough to put hairs on your chest and whisky in your glass.

Catch the band at the following dates:

13/12 - Newcastle - Think Tank
14/12 - Manchester - FAC 251
15/12 - Brighton - Audio
16/12 - Cardiff - Fuel

Grab tickets from the band's webstore.

A potent blend treading the fine line between alternative rock and metal, The Great Brand New is a chest-bursting, lung-emptying record. An album full of earnest attitude, from the raucousness of Brittle Bones, to the soaring, strutting Forever, this is a truly infectious and ear-catching 35 minute journey.

There’s no denying there is an unquestionable sense of swagger about this album, reminiscent of the best old school US hard rock, albeit stamped with a categorically British identity, showcased via Michael Denby’s beautifully hoarse and powerful vocals. No strangers to the stage, having played alongside We Are The In Crowd, Don Broco, and Bleed From Within, The Inside Is Live are raring to take The Great Brand New travelling.

For more information:

The Inside Is Live website
The Inside Is Live Facebook
The Inside Is Live Twitter
The Inside Is Live YouTube

Multinational proggers EMPTY YARD EXPERIMENT announce debut UK headline tour

Monday 10th November, 2014

Multinational post-rock/post-prog collective EMPTY YARD EXPERIMENT are delighted to announce their debut UK tour, travelling across a range of locations throughout England and Scotland.

Playing in support of their critically acclaimed new album Kallisti, supported by both Metal Hammer and Prog Magazine, this is a multi-sensory experience not to be missed. Combining cinematic soundscapes reminiscent of Tool, Porcupine Tree, Opeth and Anathema and traversing the landscapes of prog, post, industrial and alternative rock, Kallisti is an album which begs to be heard in the live setting.

Catch Empty Yard Experiment at one of the following dates:


10- Bristol - The Gryphon
12- Nottingham - The Doghouse
13- Sheffield - South Sea
14- Liverpool - Lomax
15- Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
17- Bolton - The White Tiger
18- Leeds - Temple of Boom
19- Tamworth - The Attic
21- Nuneaton - The Queens Hall
22- London - The Montague Arms

For more information:

Empty Yard Experiment website
Empty Yard Experiment Facebook
Empty Yard Experiment Twitter

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